Beginning on August 11th, we’ll be adjusting the date and time that Guild Traders make their weekly swap to coincide with some backend work going into Update 27. These new times will ensure we can fully monitor and react to any issues that may arise when the swap takes place. Below, you’ll find the new day and time when Guild Traders will switch over:
European (EU) megaserver: Tuesdays - 14:00 UTC, 10am EDT / 9am EST
[*] 13:55 Tuesday UTC: All bidding and renting from the previous week will stop
[*] 14:00 Tuesday UTC : Tabard of the selected vendor flips to new owners
[*] 14:05 Tuesday UTC : All bidding and renting is opened up again for the following week
North American (NA) megaserver: Tuesdays - 19:00 UTC, 3pm EDT / 2pm EST
[*] 2:55 Tuesday EDT: All bidding and renting from the previous week will stop
[*] 3:00 Tuesday EDT: Tabard of the selected vendor flips to new owners
[*] 3:05 Tuesday EDT: All bidding and renting is opened up again for the following week
Please note that during high usage, the process times listed may take a few extra minutes to complete.
What this means for the previous week: Traders will switch over normally on Sunday, August 3rd. Bids that take place after that will go towards a trader that will be awarded on the August 11th swap. That means Guilds will have traders for about 2 extra days following the August 3rd switchover. Once the August 11th switch over takes place, the traders will be back to the new Tuesday weekly cadence.
Note we will also be testing this time shift on the PTS, with August 4th being the first time it changes on that realm. If you are a GM of a guild on PC EU and would like to help us test, please post here and let us know.